Duke Inspire: Art of a Scientist

Call For Art

Duke Inspire


Art and science have a lot of things in common, yet people don’t always see it that way. Scientists often spend hours taking and editing beautiful images and videos to help describe what we research, however, members of the public rarely get to see them. We want to bring the creativity of art and science together and share it with you. Scientists will either present their original works or will be paired with artists. The artists will create their own interpretations, in whatever media they choose, of a piece of work a scientist thinks truly captures their research. Our efforts will culminate in an opening at a local gallery (TBD), where artists and scientists will join forces to present their pieces. We’d like for all contributors to be available at the opening show to comment on what inspired the piece and what you’re actually looking at when viewing the works.

Currently, we are accepting submissions for both scientists and artists. Scientists, please submit your work (can be an image, a video, a sound byte, a schematic for a 3-D model, in-person demonstration, ANYTHING!) through the corresponding portal above. If you’re unsure about whether your idea fits what we’re proposing, or if you’re not sure if it will actually be possible to pull off, please contact us using the email addresses listed at the bottom of this page. If you are both an artist and scientist, you can submit your name to be an artist and create something based on your own work and/or submit a piece through the science portal.

Artists, if you’re interested in creating a masterpiece based on a science submission, please sign-up through the corresponding portal above. Once the deadline for submissions has passed, we will let you choose whichever piece inspires you most to create your own artwork. All types of media are welcome. We look forward to working with you!

Deadline For Entries

January 15, 2018


Duke Inspire

Ariana Eily or Casey Lindberg


Thursday - Sunday
11 am - 5 pm
and Wednesday by appointment

Call to Artists